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Bangladesh’s election: Another beating

alapbangla (#25) 1331 days ago Bangladesh News al bangladesh All http://www.economist.com   Discuss  | Add To 
IT IS becoming hard to know whether Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s prime minister, is a cynically good actress or cut off from political reality. Smiling before journalists in Dhaka, the capital, on January 6th, she chided opposition parties for their “mistake” in boycotting general elections the day before, then waved aside doubts over the legitimacy of her victory.
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Final Press Release on the visit of the European Parliament sub-committee on Human Rights to Bangladesh from 16 – 20 Feb

alapbangla (#25) 1331 days ago Bangladesh News europe All http://eeas.europa.eu   Discuss  | Add To 
A three-member delegation of the Sub-committee on H
uman Rights of the European Parliament led by MEP Cristian Dan Preda (The European People's Party) visited Bangladesh from 16- 20 February.
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10 British Mps move for an end to forced disappearances in Bangladesh

alapbangla (#25) 1331 days ago Bangladesh News uk mp All http://www.thedailystar.net   Discuss  | Add To 
Ten British lawmakers have initiated a move to put pressure on the Bangladesh government for ending disappearances and extrajdicial killings. The move was made through an Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled in the British parliament on Monday.
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UK MPs alarmed at lack of open democratic process in BD

alapbangla (#25) 1331 days ago Bangladesh News democratic uk All http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com   Discuss  | Add To 
British lawmakers called upon the UK (United Kingdom) government to put pressure on its Bangladesh counterpart to end enforced disappearances
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BTRC makes distribution of int'l calls thru' IoS mandatory

alapbangla (#25) 1331 days ago Bangladesh News btrc All http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com   Discuss  | Add To 
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has given new operational directives on Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in a bid
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UC Berkeley first university to house a center for Bangladesh studies

alapbangla (#25) 1331 days ago Bangladesh News uc berkeley All http://newscenter.berkeley.edu   Discuss  | Add To 
The first university-housed center for Bangladesh studies officially opens at UC Berkeley on March 30 with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks presiding over an invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a talk by Sir Fazle Abed, founder and CEO of BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs.
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Ecnec gives go-ahead to five projects worth Tk 1,205cr

alapbangla (#25) 1333 days ago Bangladesh News ecnec All http://www.thedailystar.net   Discuss  | Add To 
The Ecnec yesterday gave the nod to five projects worth Tk 1,205 crore, including one to develop electricity connection for around two lakh new subscribers in the Rajshahi zone. Under the project, around 1.375 kilometre-long new transmission line will be laid and 1,808 km of old lines renovated. The project.
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Govt to take $50m in easy loans from Belarus for equipment purchase

alapbangla (#25) 1333 days ago Bangladesh News belarus All http://www.thedailystar.net   Discuss  | Add To 
The government plans to take a $50 million “commodity credit” from Belarus with low interest rates for procuring maintenance equipment for city corporations. The local government division has already had talks with the Belarus government and sent the loan proposal to the cabinet committee on economic affairs.
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